METRC – Colorado
FolioGrow Now Metrc Validated in 11 States, Including Colorado
FolioGrow is pleased to announce that we are now Metrc validated in 11 states, including the state of Colorado. Now, there’s one more crucial way FolioGrow helps you Know More and Grow More.
Metrc: What Is It?
First, let’s talk about what Metrc is. Metrc stands for Marijuana Enforcement Tracking Reporting & Compliance. It is a cloud-based seed-to-sale solution required for licensed cannabis organizations in 14 states. The District of Columbia and Colorado are two states that require Metrc. Metrc is hosted on a web-based portal. In the portal, users log in and interact to report information for their licensed operations.
What Does It Track?
Next, let’s explore what Metrc does and what it tracks. Basically, Metrc focuses on reporting, tracking, and compliance. They primarily track three things. To start, they track what you have on hand. After that, they track how much you have. And, finally, they track where it is in your facility. In addition, Metrc tracks the custody of plants and cannabis products produced or held by a licensed entity. Metrc also tracks all external transfers of plants and products between licensees. Finally, Metrc reports lab testing results for all finished cannabis products that will be sold in a dispensary.
How Does It Work?
You may be wondering how Metrc works. To start, cannabis producers (growers) purchase plant and package tags in the states where Metrc is required for seed-to-sale tracking. The growers buy the tags through the Metrc platform. Afterward, the tags are embedded with barcodes and RFID technology. As a result, regulatory bodies ensure that plants and products are not illegally diverted to the black market. In summary, the Metrc system tracks and registers every plant, batch, harvest, and cannabis product.
Metrc Compliance Required States
Metrc compliant required states include the following:
- District of Columbia
Metrc and the State of Colorado
So what are the requirements in Colorado and how does Metrc factor in? The Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) regulates and oversees the Colorado Cannabis Industry. MED falls under the Colorado Department of Revenue. Primarily, MED handles the licensing process, fee collections, and enforcement of the Colorado Rules and Regulations. And, in Colorado, Metrc is the required seed-to-sale tracking system of record for cannabis.
How Metrc Works in Colorado
Now that we know that Metrc is required in Colorado, let’s explore how Metrc works there. First, licensed cannabis operations in Colorado register their businesses in Metrc. Next, they create user accounts. After that, the users input their data into the Metrc system. All plant data for Medical and Recreational growers in Colorado is entered into the Colorado Metrc system.
Initially, growers purchase the barcodes with RFID technology directly from Metrc as above. Just as in other states, this technology helps the Colorado MED ensure that plants and products aren’t ending up on the black market. And again, Metrc tracks and registers all plants, batches, harvests, and cannabis products in Colorado.
For more information, see the “Helpful Links” section below.
Metrc and FolioGrow
As you probably know, running a cannabis cultivation operation involves a lot more than just seed-to-sale tracking. That’s where FolioGrow comes in. We are a robust Cannabis Cultivation Task Management solution. In fact, FolioGrow is the leader in cannabis cultivation management software. FolioGrow tracks and reports all of the crucial data (often missed) that goes along with operating a successful cannabis cultivation business. As a result, growers and owners alike can spend more time figuring out what matters most to their business. Consequently, growers can skip writing on whiteboards, hanging up sheets of paper with plant batch data on them, or updating spreadsheets. So, with FolioGrow, growers can get back to growing and owners can get back to expanding their business.
And now, FolioGrow can help even more as we are Metrc-validated in 11 states, including Colorado. In addition to all the other robust features of FolioGrow, we simultaneously connect almost all of the data needed to stay compliant with Metrc. We do this through an API connection on the back end. To summarize, for the most part, WE DO IT FOR YOU!
For example, when plant data is registered or moved in the FolioGrow system, it also gets registered or moved in your Colorado Metrc account. We have a seamless API integration with Metrc and our interface is extremely user-friendly. Because of this, our users can efficiently finish many tasks, including managing crop and product inventories, registering, and moving plants in their grows via the Colorado Metrc API integration. For these reasons, we believe we are the best Metrc compliant software for the state of Colorado — and the industry as a whole.
You can get started today by trying FolioGrow out for free. Request your FREE 30-day trial of FolioGrow today and begin increasing your profits!
To sign up for a FREE 30 Day Trial of FolioGrow, visit: foliogrow.com/free-trial
For the latest information from the Colorado MED visit: colorado.gov/marijuanaenforcement
To learn more about Metrc, visit metrc.com
Metrc — Colorado MED Contact Information
Metrc Contact Information:
Address: METRC LLC
4151 S. Pipkin Rd.
Lakeland, FL 33811
Colorado MED Contact Information:
Colorado Springs/ Southern Regional Office
Address: 1030 S. Academy Blvd., Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Address: 1707 Cole Blvd., Suite 300
Lakewood, CO 80401
Longmont/ Northern Regional Office:
Address: 275 South Main Street, Suite 101
Longmont, CO 80501
Grand Junction/ Western Slope Regional Office:
Address: 632 Market Street, Suite G3
Colorado Springs, CO 80910